LPG Marketers Association call off strike
The LPG Marketer Association have called off their strike.
This follows an intervention from government, after the association went on a two day strike in protest against government’s cylinder recirculation policy.
The Spokesperson of the association Gabriel Kumi disclosed that the decision was as a result of a meeting with the Minister of Energy, Boakye Agyarko.
He said that they do not want to cause more inconvenience to consumers who are stressed as a result of the strike.
The association have lamented over the fact that the implementation of the policy would collapse their business, which has been running for over 25 years.
They have accused government of scheming with foreigner to invest into the business by implantation of the policy.
The implementation of the policy requires customers to buy cylinders from distributors instead of filling it with retailers of gas when they run out of gas.
The implementation of the Cylinder Re-circulation Model of LPG distribution in October 2017, was declared by President Akufo-Addo following the public outcry in the wake of the massive explosion at an LPG filling station at Atomic Junction
According to the association, better vigilance by the Fire Service and the NPA were better safety options than the Cylinder Re-circulation Policy.
As a result of the strike across the country, long queues amidst congestion has been witnessed in gas filling stations across the country.